How to charge the Kindle Fire when staying in Brunei

How to connect a Bruneian power outlet to a Kindle Fire

Bruneian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit a foreign country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Kindle Fire in Brunei. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Kindle Fire when going abroad.If you are going to travel to Brunei these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Kindle Fire using their 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Bruneians will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. When you are visiting Brunei from a different country double check your Kindle Fire can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading when powering up. If you intend on staying at a Bruneian destination like Bandar Seri Begawan please read the Bruneian Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

These instructions show you how to connect the Bruneian power outlet to the Kindle. This guide assumes you have installed the most recent version of the operating system for the Fire, if you don't we suggest installing the latest Kindle Fire update which ensures you have the most up-to-date features for your Kindle Fire. For more information visit Amazon for the Kindle Fire device support [2] .

Charging a Kindle Fire in Brunei

Can the Kindle Fire be used in Brunei?

You can connect a Kindle Fire to a Bruneian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Brunei?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Brunei is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Kindle Fire can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Brunei

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Brunei and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Brunei using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Brunei. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel adapter for a Kindle Fire in Brunei?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Bruneian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge a Kindle Fire with a Bruneian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to a Kindle Fire using a Bruneian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Bruneian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on a Kindle Fire.
  4. Turn on the Bruneian power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which is found in the top corner of the Kindle tablet will show a charging icon to indicate that the device is charging.
  6. It takes between roughly 4 hours to 12 hours to completely charge however this may be longer depending on the type of tablet you have, the charger strength and if you are using the Kindle during the charging cycle. For more information please read the Kindle Fire device support [2] for more details on the recharging process and battery times.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Kindle Fire from a Bruneian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Bruneian Wikipedia page
  2. Amazon - Kindle Fire device support
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, C$15-C$20.
  5. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices, C$10-C$15.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under C$20.